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The Best Tapas in Girona

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Eating tapas was top on our agenda when we arrived in Costa Brava. Watch our video to see us eat tapas in Girona.

Tapas at Konig in Girona Spain

We ate tapas for our first meal in Girona, Spain.

Don’t get us wrong. We arrived ready, willing and able to try all of the great food to be found in Costa Brava, but first we had to satisfy our love of tapas. We adore the concept of small plates topped with delicacies like olives, jamón ibérico and patatas bravas (fried potatoes covered in spicy sauce).

For us, this type of meal is the perfect comfort food, which is what we wanted after a full day of travel. Many people travel to Girona since it’s a great base for cycling in Costa Brava, but we came to eat.

But where to eat? Based on a recommendation by Ricard, our helpful apartment manager, we headed to König, a local Girona favorite. Founded over 40 years ago, König has seven locations in the Girona province plus two in Barcelona. Lucky for us, one of the Girona locations was located just a few blocks from our apartment.

Did we like König? Well, let’s just say that we ate at three different König locations during our first week in Girona.

König has all of our favorite tapas dishes. After eating small plates of jamón ibérico, artichokes, croquettes and octopus, one plate stood out as our favorite.

Surprisingly, we liked König’s deceptively simple patatas bravas the most. Starting with fresh (not frozen) potatoes and ending with an addictive sauce, these fried potatoes are downright perfect. We were fine to save eating Gambas al Ajillo (our favorite tapas dish) in Spain for another day.

As an extra bonus, König’s full menu includes a selection of beers fitting to the restaurant’s German name. We drank a lot of good beer in Germany, and this trend is continuing in Girona as we tasted in the König 1973 Black. Oh, the burgers are good too.

König has multiple locations. See their website for the one closest to you.

Tapas Girona Video

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Girona is more fun when you plan your trip in advance.

Watch our YouTube video for all more tapas fun.

Planning Checklist

Important Update
Some restaurants have revised their hours and menus due to COVID-19. Others may close, either temporarily or permanently, without notice. Be sure to check restaurant websites for updated information.

Hungry for More in Girona?

Check out our Girona Food Guide for great food and drink options in and around Girona Spain.

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About the Authors

Daryl & Mindi Hirsch

Saveur Magazine’s BEST TRAVEL BLOG award winners Daryl and Mindi Hirsch share their culinary travel experiences and recipes on the 2foodtrippers website and YouTube. The married Food and Travel content creators live in Lisbon, Portugal.


We thank Patronat de Turisme Costa Brava Girona for supporting our visit to Costa Brava.

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